Irene Stacey Bender

of New Castle, PA born on April 2, 1926 in Pittsburgh, PA and died on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at the Avalon Nursing Home, New Castle.  She was a graduate of Penn State University, Class of 1947 and was a homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church in Penn Hills. Her favorite hobby from childhood was reviewing movies.  Irene was the daughter of Charles M and Nettie L. Stacey and grew up in Donora. She was the wife of Lawrence Bender for over 60 years (died 2009) and mother of Gregory S. Bender (died 2016) and Lauren Stacey Hurray (Don).  She was the grandmother of Stefan Lawrence Hurray (Washington DC) and Matthew Walter Hurray (Lauren) (Newtown Square, PA).  She was the sister of Dr. Charles Stacey (Susan) (died April 2022) and Mary Janet Henry (Edward).

A private funeral service will be conducted by her son-in-law Rev. Don Hurray Mt. Hope Cemetery.  This service will also include the service and burial of Irene’s son Gregory S. Bender.